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(Tandon, 1869)

Morphologically indistinguishable from Platynereis dumerilii , but with a different reproduction. P. massiliensis reproduces in an atokous condition, being a protandric hermaphrodite, whilst P. dumerilii has separate sexes and breeds by epigamy.

Rarely more than 50 mm.

Living female with eggs green.

Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean, southern North Sea, Kattegat.

Platynereis massiliensis